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Firstly, the reception team would like to welcome you and your child to Warren Park Primary School.

PE Days

Our PE days are every Tuesday afternoon (indoor). Please provide your child with a PE kit which will need to include: trainers or plimsolls, a T-shirt and shorts or PE trousers. Your child already has a school PE bag which is labelled and on their pegs. All items will need to be clearly named to avoid getting lost.

Jewellery

We ask that your child wears minimal jewellery to school especially on PE days for health and safety reasons. If your child is wearing any jewellery on a PE day they will be required to remove it and if your child has newly pierced ears they will need to cover their earrings with tape which will be provided by the school.

Reading

Reading is a big focus at Warren Park and an important part of your child’s education. We would like you to get involved with your child’s reading as much as possible to share their enjoyment and progress. To begin with children will be involved with group reading and story activities to develop their reading skills. Once settled the children will be read with by an adult daily at school and to reinforce this, we would like you to read with your child at home every day or as often as possible. Once you have read with your child, please sign their home reading book and ensure that they return it back to school. They will then be able to choose another book to bring home. There are many incentives for children to read at home, including certificates, badges, pencil cases and books, to encourage reading to be a positive and enjoyable activity.

Curriculum Themes

In Reception we will be covering a range of topics starting with our school, ourselves and our family. As the year progresses the children will have opportunities to explore different themes, for instance people who help us, monsters, farm animals, growing, Fairy Tales, superheroes, mini-beasts, around the world and dinosaurs.

Year 1

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Firstly, a big welcome to Year 1! We hope that your child enjoys their next step into their learning journey.

PE Days

Our PE days are every Monday afternoon (outside) as well as every alternating Thursday afternoons (inside). Please provide your child with a PE kit which will need to include: trainers or plimsolls, a T-shirt and shorts or PE trousers for the colder weather. Your child already has a school PE bag which will be sent up from Reception. All items will need to be clearly named to avoid getting lost.

Jewellery

We ask that your child wears minimal jewellery to school, especially on PE days, for health and safety reasons. If your child is wearing any jewellery on a PE day they will be required to remove it and if your child has newly pierced ears they will need to cover their earrings with tape which will be provided by the school.

Reading

Reading is a big focus at Warren Park and an important part of your child’s education. We would like you to get involved with your child’s reading as much as possible to share their enjoyment and progress. Children will be read with by an adult daily at school and to reinforce this, we would like you to read with your child at home every day or as often as possible. Once you have read with your child, please sign their home reading book and ensure that they return it back to school. They will then be able to choose another book to bring home. There are many incentives for children to read at home, including certificates, badges, pencil cases and books, to encourage reading to be a positive and enjoyable activity.

Curriculum themes

Over the course of the year we will be covering various curriculum themes, such as: ‘Julia Donaldson’, ‘Seasons’, ‘Climates’, ‘Victorians’ and ‘Our United Kingdom’. Through these themes we will be providing the children with opportunities to be creative and develop their computer skills.

Year 2

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Class Information

Firstly, a big welcome to Year 2! We are very excited to be part of your children’s next steps in their learning and we have lots of fun activities planned! Below is a brief outline of the year but we hope to discuss this more at our first parents evening with you.

Over the course of the year we will be covering various curriculum themes such as ‘People Who Help Us’, ‘The Great Fire of London’ ‘The Gunpowder Plot’, ‘Use of Everyday Materials’, ‘Nocturnal animals’ and ‘Healthy Eating’. The Christmas production is a particularly exciting time for children in Year 2 as they may take on a speaking role as well as learning all the fantastic Christmas themed infant songs!

In the Summer term of Year 2, children sit their SATs. This is a statutory requirement where children are assessed in reading, spelling and grammar and maths. This is done as subtly as possible and children are already used to our ‘Assessment Weeks’ so it is nothing new or scary.

PE Year 2 have indoor PE on a Wednesday and outdoor PE on Thursday. It is really important that you provide your child with a named PE kit. Any jewellery children are wearing will need to be removed– its best not to wear any jewellery to school.

Outdoor Classroom Year 2 will be going to the Outdoor Classroom on a Tuesday and to the library on every other Wednesday.

Reading Year 2 is a really key time for children making progress in their reading. It is often the time when decoding strategies ‘click into place’ and children move forward to developing their comprehension skills. In Year 2 we continue to hear every child individually read every day. For your child to make as much progress with their reading it is vital that they read at home – ideally every day. This is the only homework we set and we really value your support with this. Your child will receive a certificate each time they have read 25 times at home. We understand that this can be tricky at times but please try to hear them read as much as you can; it really does make a difference!

If you have any questions, thoughts or concerns or would just like to say hello then do not hesitate to come and speak to anyone in the year 2 team!

Year 3

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Class Information

We are very excited to welcome you to Year 3. We are really looking forward to working with both you and your child as they start their journey through the juniors. It is important to us that your child has a smooth transition into the juniors and that we prepare them for their future in Key Stage 2. We will work hard as a team to try and ensure your child enjoys their time in Year 3 and achieves their full potential.

Tuesday morning we will have our outdoor classroom or PSHE session, these will alternate each week. Monday afternoon is our outdoor Games lesson and every other Thursday afternoon we will have P.E. It is really important that the children have suitable PE kit in school on these days. We ask that children keep jewellery to a minimum at all times, but this is especially important on PE days. If they are wearing any jewellery at all, they will be asked to remove it during physical activities. Please let us know if ears have been newly pierced and we will make sure that the children cover their studs for the initial period. It would also be helpful if you could let us know if your child is unable to do PE for any reason.

Developing reading skills and a love of books is a high priority for us in Year 3 and one that we hope you can support us with. Your child will bring home a book of their choice from the reading rainbow each day and we ask that you try and read and share their book every evening. Your child will be rewarded with a raffle ticket for the occasions they read at home with an adult. We will endeavour to hear your child read in school every day and will continually assess the level they are reading at and their progress. It is important that reading continues to be a fun and exciting activity.

We are very keen to get the children excited about their learning and are starting with a unit based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Hopefully they will come home and share the activities we have been doing with you. Look out for pictures of our fun learning activities on the school website.

Curriculum Themes in Year 3

Science: Plants, Animals (including humans) Rocks, Light, Forces and Magnets.

History: What was it like for children in WWII? Rome and it’s Empire.

Geography: Where does our lunch come from? What’s in a region? Our world from the International Space Station.

Please do not hesitate to call us or pop in after school if there is anything else you would like to know or are concerned about and we will do our best to help.

Year 4

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Welcome both parents and children to Year 4. Within the year group we are looking forward to exploring new challenges and preparing for the transition to upper juniors. We will work as a team to ensure that the children have opportunities to develop themselves both educationally and socially. Our focus for the year will be working as a team, independence and respect. We hope that the children will leave Year 4 academically prepared and with many happy experiences to reflect upon.

Year 4 will have Outdoor Classroom and PSHE on Thursday morning on rotation. Tuesday afternoon is our outdoor games lesson and every other Wednesday afternoon will be indoor PE. It is really important that the children have their PE kit in school on these days. PE kit must be a complete change of clothes and appropriate for running and jumping around in. In the colder weather we will still be going outside so children will need jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt. We would ask that the children keep their jewellery to a minimum at all times, but especially on PE days. If they are wearing any jewellery, they will be asked to remove it for all physical activity. Do let us know if ears have been newly pierced and we will make sure that the children cover those studs with some tape to avoid any incidents. It would also be very helpful if you were to jot us a quick note if your child is unable to do PE for any reason.

Reading is of high importance in Year 4 and is the only homework we will have. The children will continue to bring home a book of their choice from the reading rainbow every evening. Please be assured that we are constantly re-evaluating the children’s abilities, and that they will be reading at a level that we feel promotes maximum progress whilst still giving them opportunity to enjoy the magic of storytelling and develop a love of books. We expect the children to read at home, to an adult at least twice a week however, if possible, we welcome and encourage more reading. Children will be rewarded in line with the school’s reward system for reading at home with an adult.

Key themes in Year 4:

Science:

Sound, States of matter and Electricity

History:

Ancient Egypt and Anglo-Saxons

Geography:

‘Catalonia, here we come!’,

‘Why different weather?’

‘Where on Earth?’

If there is ANYTHING else that you would like to ask us about, please do not hesitate to give us a call, we are always happy to call you back or to arrange a time to talk.

Year 5

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We welcome you and your child to the Year 5 team. As they enter the final phase of their primary education they have so many things to do and look forward to. Their learning experience encompasses all that they do and achieve both at home and in school. We will and do endeavour as a team to help your child achieve their full potential with us, and help prepare them for their final year in Year 6 and beyond

Our mornings focus on the core skills of English and Mathematics which are essential in their current and future development. The afternoons focus on science, topic work, R.E. and P.E. Our P.E. days are Monday and Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that they have the appropriate P.E. kit.

Developing reading skills and a love of books is a high priority for us in Year 5 and one that we hope you can support us with. Your child will bring home a book of their choice from the reading rainbow every evening. We ask that you listen, read and share their book as often as possible. Your child will be rewarded with a raffle ticket for the occasions they read at home with an adult. We will endeavour to hear your child read in school every day and will continually assess the level they are reading at and their progress. It is important that reading continues to be a fun and exciting activity.

Curriculum Themes in Year 5

Science: *The Earth, Sun and moon. * Forces

*Changing State. *Water Cycle.

*Animals including humans

History: *Ancient Greeks * The Vikings

Geography: * Water system + Rivers. * Changes in Alaska

Dates confirmed so far are:

Visits to Harry Potter World –

October 2017

Year 5 visit to Intech during November 2017.

Stubbington March 2018

Year 6

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Firstly we would like to say how lucky we feel to be able to teach your children for their last year at Warren Park – it really is a special year. We will do our best to make sure that their time in Year 6 is both challenging and exciting, and we hope that by the time they leave us in July, they will have lots of happy memories to take with them.

Our Outdoor Classroom and PSHE afternoon will be on a Monday, with the classes alternating on a weekly basis between these two activities. Wednesday afternoon is our PE time as well as every other Thursday afternoon – on the alternate Thursday afternoon we will have some extended library time. We would ask that the children keep their jewellery to a minimum at all times, but especially on PE days. If they are wearing any jewellery at all, they will be asked to remove it for all physical activity. Do let us know if ears have been newly pierced and we will make sure that the children cover those studs with some tape to avoid any incidents. It would also be very helpful if you were to jot us a quick note if your child is unable to do PE for any reason.

Reading is still of high importance in Year 6 and so the children will continue to bring home a book of their choice from the reading rainbow, and we so ask that they read a minimum of 3 times a week at home. Please be assured that we are constantly re-evaluating the children’s abilities, and that they will be reading at a level that we feel promotes maximum progress whilst still giving them opportunity to enjoy the magic of storytelling.

We will be working through some extended texts throughout the year and we hope that they will come home and tell you all about what they have been reading – and possibly pester you for their own copy of the book! We will be starting with Skellig by David Almond and we will also take some time in the spring to read Holes by Louis Sachar…

If there is ANYTHING else that you would like to ask us about, please do not hesitate to give us a call or drop in—we will do our very best to help you out.

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